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RTC 109 RADIOLOGIC POSITIONING PRINCIPLES III – Laboratory

RTC 109 – Radiologic Positioning Principles III

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 109 Radiologic Positioning Principles III

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  1.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in RTC 108

Co-requisites:  RTC 110                                                 Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides precise and detailed information, with related terminology, on the various positions of the skull including routine positions and positions with regard to facial bones, paranasal sinuses, and mastoid. Lecture is supplemented with demonstrations and opportunities for students to practice the skills in the radiographic room. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted in the classroom/laboratory.

Course Goals:   Upon completion of this course the student radiographer will be able to:

  1. identify all anatomical lines and landmarks and anatomy associated with cranial imaging;
  2. identify all pertinent positioning of the cranium; and
  3. determine proper technique, IR selection, and central ray position for all radiographic positions, patients, body habitus, and pathology situations.